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  • n. A tree, scientific name Paullinia cupana, native to Venezuela and northern Brazil.
  • n. The fruit from this tree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A preparation from the seeds of Paullinia sorbilis, a woody climber of Brazil, used in making an astringent drink, and also in the cure of headache.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A paste prepared from the pounded seeds of Paullinia sorbilis, a climbing sapindaceous shrub of Brazil, which in the form of rolls or cakes is extensively used in that country for both food and medicine (it contains caffein), and is employed especially in the preparation of a refreshing drink. Also called guarana-bread.


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From Portuguese guaraná, from Sateré-Mawé warana.


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  • The vodka isn't flavored, and you can't taste the guarana, which is a South American plant rich in caffeine.

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  • You look through all the different herbal ingredients, and one good example is guarana, which is present in products like Red Bull and Rock Star and Full Throttle.

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  • Mr. Tuttle calls guarana particularly worrisome because it acts as a stimulant, like caffeine.

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  • The giant brewers removed caffeine and other stimulants, such as guarana, from those drinks under settlements with states last year.

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  • Another Brazilian drink, bottled "guarana", is made from a fruit growing in the Amazon; it tastes a bit like cream soda.

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  • Other ingredients such as guarana, d-ribose (a sugar) and niacin are stimulant sources that offer :

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  • The drink's formula calls for traditional energy supplements, such as guarana, taurine and caffeine, among others.

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  • Some cancer patients turn to herbal supplements such as guarana, ma huang, or ginseng for an energy boost.



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